SPARCS are honoured to welcome Jacqui Rodgers as our first patron.
- Highly respected senior lecturer in clinical psychology for the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University. Her main role involves research with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families, with a particular focus on mental health difficulties.
- Co-chair of the North East Autism Research Group.
- Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied research in Intellectual Disabilities (JARID)
- Contributor to the ‘Ask the Experts’ panel for AUKids Magazine